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seven in a row and are in the playoffs. lookout, seattle. >> patrons in silver spring filling up on breakfast and many still filled with excitement from last night's game. >> the redskins carrying it out the rest of the way. >> jim believes the young players on this team have what it takes to win enough games to get to the super bowl. >> you don't give up on nothing as a fan. the burgundy and gold now is really good. >> newness has worked at the diner more than 50 years -- eunice. she said that she felt like she was in heaven last night watching. >> it's great. i'm on top of the world. >> the redskins will play host next weekend. the seattle seahawks will be in town for the redskins' first playoff game since 2007. brianne carter abc 7 news. >> we want you to get in on the action. if you are celebrating a big victory, as a video. we want to hear and see you singing ""hail to the redskins." so e-mail a short video clip and we will play it later this week. coming up, we will check out some of the championship merchandise that is also not for sale -- now for sale. saturday's early ga
for this team, not only this year, but in the future. >> next up for the redskins, the seattle seahawks. that game is sunday at 4:30 at fedex field. >> rg3 even at less than his best leads the redskins to new levels. hobbling around on one leg, he still rushed for touchdowns. -- a touchdown. the redskins turned it around. third quarter rgiii, a standoff and he brings it in himself. he is faster than everybody even with are hurting me. fourth quarter, a four point lead, and alfred morris did a ton of work on the day. 200 yards, two touchdowns. he was the ndp for many in that game. tony romo, classic, picked off. 28-18, they wear in the nfc east title crown. >> the main thing for our football team is that they are not satisfied where -- with where we are at. that was our first goal. only one team is happy at the end of the season. that is when you take care of your opportunities. it is affording season. we will be focused for this one. you love to get here. there is only one team that is happy at the end of the season. we want to be that team. >> they will play the seattle seahawks on sun
way and in this case a mud side caused a train derailment. amtrak trains running north of seattle are canceled at least through tomorrow. >>> yesterday the big story was fog. now that has all lifted. it's sunny out and it's relatively warm for december. >> for now. we're in the 60s. 61 degrees, about as warm as we'll get all day. the winds are going to kick up. i have some gusts to show you that are already topping 30 miles an hour in spots. a mix of clouds and sunshine. still pretty nice and breezy, too as temperatures will be dropping off into the upper 50s by 3:00. low 50s by 5:00 as cooler air works its way in. tonight we're in the 40s for the evening hours and 30s overnight. 37 by tomorrow monk in town with -- morning in town with 32 in the suburbs. satellite and radar show the sunshine earlier. the clouds left the showers in the mountains but they're advancing just about to d.c. still southern maryland, eastern shore a decent amount of sunshine. and temperatures responding. 61 at national airport. fredricksburg 62. original in the 40s in cumberland and 32 in oakland. we need
: touchdown! next, seattle it's in washington. >> we are washington! >> reporter: they make stash bucs. >> we play real bucs. >> rg3 has 102 raten. >> reporter: their rungs back has 1590 yards. >> our running back has more. >> reporter: can we beat them? >> yes we can! >> reporter: can we beat them? >> yes we can! >> reporter: so jim and pat, cheers, happy new year, everybody. live in arlington, i'm pat collins, news4. >>> a lot of fans plan to go out and about. >> what's it going to be like at midnight? >> a bit on 9 cold site, but you expect that. >>> even a light breeze. even some sprinkles, flurries and some sleet mixed in over the last hour or so. looking good, waiting up form. >>> coming up, rg3's grandmother, a very popular woman in virginia. we'll talk to the woman who knows a different side of the rookie. >>> hillary clinton's doctors released new details this even about her recovery just as we learned she has a blood clot near her brain. >> police officers drunk down, but we may already have one death on the road. >>> we're going to be heading >>> the u.s. consulate in ben gauze i w
for as they play host again next weekend, this time to the seattle seahawks. >> we knew at the beginning of this year we would do something special. it comes down to how bad we want it. >> scott, you're talking about the fans being deleted. there were electric inside the stadium last night. it felt like a playoff game. they are talking about having to the super bowl. that is what they like to talk about the most. this is the first time in a long time that this team has a chance. now we know they are headed to the playoffs. we'll talk about the game, and up on sunday. it will be at 4:30 at fedex field. reporting live, brianne carter. >> a smiling brianne carter. thank you very much. here is a look in the meantime at the nfl playoff picture. for a wild-card weekend cincinnati takes on houston. another saturday game will feature minnesota against green bay. on sunday, indianapolis takes on baltimore. the redskins will host the seahawks. the divisional round games will take place january 12, and that includes denver, san francisco atlanta, and newwe are following a developing story from new
at a time. >> yes, it is and one game at a time. 7 straight wins now. seattle come in here . we'll talk about wilson. seattle against the redskins 4:30 fed ex field and that's where we find melanie out there all morning long. and again, it's not even what 12 hours removed? what's it like out there. can you see the remnants of a great evening at fed ex? >> reporter: yeah, you can. definitely there were people out here partying last night and all for a good reason. long time fans are saying that this team is really reminding them of the glory days of the 1980s. and been talking about alfred morris all morning with him setting that rushing record. the 2012 squad itself the team also surpassed the team single season rushing record set by those 1983 hogs. so a lot of comparisons there and hopefully riding high on that. a few would have expected when we were sitting there at the buy week that we'd find the redskins on top of the nfc east division. who would have thought they would have been division champs. first division game in 13 years on the horizon. the parking lots of course as you woul
for first time since 2007 they get to host round one at fedex field against the seahawks. seattle also comes into the game as one of the hottest teams in the league. they are led by a rookie quarterback as well, russell wilson. >>> for more highlights from last night's big win, we turn it over to melanie alnwick live in landover. good news to be talking about this morning. >> reporter: that's right. this game certainly was a physical game that lived up to the expectations of a bitter division rivalry and a lot of people are saying it actually even brought back memories of the 1983 squad with the hog and rigo. who would have dreamed that they would be in this position after their start. first place in the nfc east. here they are with the first home playoff game at next field in 13 years on the horizon. the redskins took the field sunday into the in a prime time match-up, the season finale against the cowboys, a win or go home situation for both teams. while roargt has been the most celebrated team member -- while robert griffin iii has been the most celebrated team member, alfred morris was p
found him at a checkpoint in security detail. he is going to seattle to live with the soldier's girlfriend. >> the third was found on base when he was just eight weeks old. he is not going to live with his soldier. >> ready for a chilly day? >> tomorrow, 45 degrees. after that, back into the 50's to 60's for the weekend. rain comes our way late sunday into monday. monday and into tuesday, could rain around us. >> thank you very much. captioned by the national captioning institute
island or seattle, washington. they lived right next to seattle this other. he was always looking for the next thing. he moved from kansas to california, several time to seattle to why. so she came along with the family but she graduated an excellent public school in seattle. she was the only child. her name is stanley ann. i can take a story some other time. so she's there as a freshman. it's been there since 1959. also an undergraduate, even though much older, but that they do sign up for beginning russian class. this was during in schools all over this story considered the most important thing the public schools could do to prepare for the cold war and the race for the russians. they both ended up in a russian class and that's where they began. >> host: how long did they know each other before they got married? >> guest: they knew each other for five runs. while they've added september, they got married in february. she got pregnant before that. everything about it but us, you know, it was not a normal co
night is at 8:20. should be a good time. >> the redskins -- for this now. touchdown. seattle quarterback russell wilson continues to keep pace with andrew luck and r.g. iii. wilson growing four touchdown passes in their defeat over san francisco sunday night. the seattle seahawks clinched a playoff berth with the victory. part the ravens sealed the afc north with a victory over the giants. did anybody watched the commentators on fox sports? that's what they'r sweater. they both wore ugly christmas sweaters during sunday's saints versus cowboys game. i see people really rocking those in real life. >> we will get one in your size. >> i already have it. >> it takes a real man. it's 35 degrees outside. the news continues right here at 5:30. >> shocking news for the owner and patrons at a georgetown >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead and 5:30, retailers hope a rainy forecast will not keep last-minute shoppers away. we will describe the lengths some stores are going to on this christmas eve to bring in more sales. good morning, it is monday, d
:30 right here seattle versus the redskins. seattle coming cross country. rw 1 against rgiii. we're going to talk about these quarterbacks and what a difference they've made. we see what's happening here. andrew luck in indianapolis. it is a new breed of quarterback and a new day. and redskins are happy to have the one they have. it's astounding. tony romo gets up staged by a couple rookies yesterday. >> all right. thank you. as expected fans have been in a frenzy since the 7 game winning streak has started. melanie has reaction. >> reporter: plenty of excitement here at fed ex field. the whole place was lit up yesterday as fans geared up for the prime time match up. it was a physical game that lived up to the expectations. it really erased that fell halfway through the season. the parking lot here filled up hours before go time. 82,845 fans. not only for a quarterback but also as we've been saying for the other star rookie alfred morris. ever confident this season's winning streak would continue. >> the superbowl come through washington. that's what they are expecting tonight. >> i've b
's consumer banking unit. >>> do you think there are enough starbucks out there? apparently not. the seattle-based coffee chain plans to open 1,500 cafes in the u.s. over the next five years. there are already 11,500 starbucks in the nation and starbucks says it will have more than 20,000 stores around the world by 2014. >>> every now and then we hear about an invasive species that gets out of hand. that's the situation in mount rainier, maryland. one neighborhood is so plagued by bamboo that they're hoping to ban the stuff from the city forever. scott broom is in mount rainier tonight with some unbelievable bamboo pictures. >> reporter: bamboo, an asian import invasive species that's become a plague in mount rainier, maryland. it's the most bamboo infested city in the state. you had a term for it. what did you call it? >> the devil's weed. >> reporter: well known dramatic actor bus howard is under siege at wit's end. >> we had a garden and all of it and now it's nothing. >> reporter: you see this root action? >> see how gnarly that looks. this thing actually looks like something in a sci
and licenses starting this morning. >>> pot smokers are lighting up in seattle. this is a public pot party. the new law legalizing marijuana went into effect in the state today. voters approved the law in november, but the law doesn't allow people to smoke weed in public. if they get caught, they could be fined. >> if you look at everybody around here, i have never seen so many people in seattle in one vicinity like this. >> the city is not issuing fines just yet. anyone lighting up will be given a warning for now. voters in colorado approved a similar law in november legalizing marijuana. users there can only carry an ounce or less. >>> it's a big night at the white house. the national christmas tree lighting ceremony is underway on the ellipse. the first family is set to flip the switch in a few minutes. the tradition is meant to celebrate the holiday season and share the message of peace. the u.s. navy band, i think, just wrapping up here. sue palka is on the ellips tonight and, sue, normally, i would be asking you about the cold when you're outside like. this you have a celebration to
running north of seattle have been canceled at least through tomorrow. >>> it's 5:11. we may not have rain problems like that but we will be getting cooler as we head towards the official start of winter. that's happening friday. details next at 5:15 and howard's seven-day forecast unless the world ends before then. >> coming up at 5:30, after newtown at least one area lawmaker says it is time to rethink gun control. >>> ahead at 5:50, we'll get a preview of the 23rd annual washington jewish film festival. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to 9news now on this tuesday morning at 5:14. howard says it's going to be an improving day. >> much better than yesterday. tomorrow the pick of the week. the trend is our friend right now. then by the end of the week, we talked about winter beginning friday. that's 6:12 in the morning. almost on schedule, the colder air will be pouring in our direction. so get ready for that. this morning your bus stop forecast, you'll need a jacket but nothing too heavy i don't think with temps down in the 40s and 50s. a little bit of fog. that's mainly up in the n
. they lined up outside a seattle administration building shortly after the governor signed the law. cups were able to pick up their -- couples were able to pick up their wedding certificates and licenses starting this morning. >>> three, two, one. [ cheering and applause ] >> that is president obama and the first family lighting the national christmas tree this evening down on the ellipse. sue palka there was with about 20,000 other people. sue, it looked like just an incredibly fun star studded event. >> it was so much fun and a lot of it had to do with the fact there were some really great performers there this year. neil patrick harris was the host and he's so fun. he's just great. he did a lot of ad libs with rico rodriguez sitting with the first family pretending he was part of the family trying to get in on the family action. we had phillip phillips there performing from american idol, jason mraz and the crowd was really excited to see the fray. i had not heard of the fray. >> me either. >> thank you for saying that because if they're not on wtop, i haven't really heard them lately, but
to the wreckage being the plane that was carrying the singer. >>> same sex couples crowded city hall in seattle to walk down the aisle and say i do this morning. the wait is over for same sex couples there. hundreds of gay and lesbian couples who picked up their marriage licenses early as 12:01 thursday morning were able to tight knot after the state's 3-day waiting period expired at midnight. last month washington man and maryland were the first states to pass same sex marriage here in maryland same sex couples picked up their licenses but will not take effect until january 1st. >>> christmas is 16 days away and the fiscal cliff is 23 days away. which are you more excited for? david curley says it was a big meeting at the white house today. are we any closer to ending the cliff hanger. >> reporter: for the first time in more than 3 weeks, a face-to- face meeting at the white house. but today, no cameras as the president sat down with -- offered which some see as good news. cocreator of a debt reducing plan sees progress. >> any time you got two guys tangoing you have a chance to get it done. >
lining up outside a seattle administration building. they began picking up their wedding licenses this morning. >>> the nominations for the 2013 grammy awards are in. six different artists tied for top nominee. they are kanye west, jay-z, frankie ocean. mumford and sons and the band fun. and call me maybe up for song of the year. the grammys will air on february 10th. i. >>> red parking meters around town designed to fight fraud and provide parking for the disabled but up next, that effort isn't going as planned and the costing you. we'll get the details. >> this morning is a far cry from where we were yesterday and the day before with the temperatures. cooler air kicking in. i'm he have the details on how long it will stick around. and your full forecast. we'll be back after the break. >>> time now for a fox 5 holiday tradition. accepted in your ornaments for the fox 5 christmas tree. we'll decorate a tree with your festive donation and give it to a local charity to brighten up your holiday. your holiday. be sure to put it to the attention of the fox 5 christmas tree. s tree. >>>
the clock struck midnight in seattle on thursday 100 or so pot lovers gather to it light up. recreational use of marijuana is now legal after voters approved the measure on november . >> washington voters were very ready for a new approach to marijuana. >> a new approach that led to adults over 21 to posses over an ounce of pot and use it but only in private. which meant the midnight celebration was, in fact, illegal. the new law conflicts with a federal ban on marijuana. it didn't tell police how to enforce it and lacks spisks on how to regular late producers. >> there is a major problem that has to be work out quickly. >> officials say they are plowing forward because prohibition got expensive. the state spent $1 million a year prosecutors offenders. >> this is one reason why rohigs has failed in its purpose. >> while the feds decide what they will do the state is expect an influx of tourist. >> it is already happening. there is people from boston, noraway, and other places here. >> this puts them above colorado where its law of recreational use on marijuana goes into effect next month
game, more than likely seattle if forms hold now, seattle coming here next week, if they were to win sunday night. now if they lose, they would need help. they would need chicago to lose at detroit and minnesota to lose at -- against green bay. it's in minnesota. if those two things happen, and the redskins will know this before they tick off, whether or not they're in the playoffs or if they have to win that game. i think that's a an advantage to the skins. if you know one of those two teams, already lost both their games, we're already in, win, lose or draw. if one of those two teams wins, it's all or nothing comes sunday night. i think ultimately that's the way it will play out. the last time these teams played, down in big d, and i remember sitting in the press box watching the cowboys' defense closely and thinking to themselves, they have no idea how to stop robert griffin iii. none. he went nuts. quarterback rating of 131.8. 19 of 27. 304yards. four touchdowns. four. now, the other guy on the other side, this is one of them here, he's going to roll into the end zone, redskins w
karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> what a story. >>> now, to the latest twist in the controversial utah custody battle. a baby girl was put up for adoption without her soldier father's knowledge or consent. a judge ordered the girl returned to her father. and now, the mother is speaking out in an abc news exclusive. amy robach is here with the latest on this controversial story. >> reporter: good morning to you. this bitter battle over a 21-month-old little girl, between her adoptive parents and the biological father, has grown more complicated. the girl's birth mother is speaking out to abc news. tira bland says no matter who has custody of her daughter, she is still her mother. and she still loves her. >> her well-being is all that matters to me. i want to see her successful. i want to see her in a home, a good home. >> reporter: but the question of just who provides that home is now at the center of a contentious custody battle. bland's ex-husband, terry achane, a sergeant in the army, said bland put his daughter up for adoption without his knowledge in 2010. when he learned that the
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planning to buy a washington based sign synonymous with the seattle coffee culture. they filed for bankruptcy back in on the and has been shutting down under -- october and has been shutting down upside performing stores. >>> not to do drunk driving. >> in the next half hour delia goncalves shares a firsthand account of what drunk driving can do. beverly? >> we're checking out the ride for folks who would head into bethesda. southbound 355 water main repairs near nih. old georgetown road may be the best bet as an alternate. we'll be right back with a complete look at timesaver traffic and more morning news, you're watching 9news now. thanks for joining us. >>> 6:29. this is the place you can always get your weather first. thanks for waking up with us this fed morning. live shot of the -- friday morning. live shot of the capitol. thanks a lot for starting your day bus. she is the lovely jessica doyle. >> andrea roane is off today but mike hydeck is not as you can see. >> olga breese is on the weather terrace. >> it's little bit pricing and breezy out on the weather terrace but n
. the redskins will host seattle right here next sunday at 4:30. rg iii versus russell wilson. can't wait. back to you guys. >> going to be a great game. >> we are going to hear more fan reaction coming up after the break. >>> plus we have the latest on the condition of hillary clinton after doctors find a new problem following her concussion. >>> the biggest caution we have for folks northbound 28 you need to get to 66. you have got to get by single file to the left past a crash investigation in centerville. another look at timesaver traffic is coming up. thanks for joining us this morning you are watching 9news now. happy new year's eve. we'll be right back. >>> mike haiduk, good morning, beverly farmer is in on traffic. good morning olga. >> good morning. >>> happy new year's eve to you. >> same to you. looks like it is going to be a great new year's eve night for us. even headed into the midnight hour i think the forecast for the short-term is going to stay dry. overall today, looking good. a few more clouds mixed in. then as we head into it we'll see the opportunity for some of the cloud c
sliced bread, rg-iii. >> the redskins have to take on seattle. they will do it on sunday. in green belt, megan mcgrath, news 4. >> doesn't get better than that. the greatest thing since sliced bread. a lot of success can be attributed to another rookie. alfred morris broke clinton portis's team record for most rushing yards in a season. he says he is happy they won. >> really wanted the win. as a team, redskins haven't been to the playoffs in some time. just to get back as a rookie to help contribute to our success is an amazing feeling. especially coming from where i came from. i'm thankful to be here. thankful we got the win. >> he finished the season with more than 1600 rushing yards. the redskins have their work cut out for them. the seahawks are one of the league's hottest teams. they are 11-5 this season which is one game better than the skins. rookie quarterback russell wilson tied the record for most passing touchdowns by a rookie. they have one of the top ranked defenses in the nfl. if you hope to snag tickets, be near a computer in about 26 minutes. that's when tickets go on s
a five-seed and opening up in seattle and -- . >> it's been a long time, right? >> and that is the last time they won five in a row. >> maybe that is something, i sign of what is to come. >> the crystal ball. scott smith, thank you. >> yeah. >> shawn. >>> josh brent will have to wear an alcohol monitor. he's accused of killing his teammate, jerry brown in an alcohol-involved crash earlier this month. espn is reporting the cowboys are banning him from the sidelines for the remainder of the football season. he's facing intoxication manslaughter charges. >>> coming up, a plan to put more copiesa -- cops on the street in d.c. hits a roadblock. >> and if you have a lead foot, find out where the speed limit is increasing in our area. >>> later, a virginia man comes forward to claim a huge powerball prize. stay with us. . >> hi, i'm colonel karen gibson, standing in sunny kabul, afghanistan. i would like to wish a happy holidays to my friends and family in the fort meade area, especially my husband ken and my children kelly and tom. i love you, miss you, can't wait to see you when i get back.
law will work. >> three, two, one! >> reporter: when the clock struck midnight in seattle thursday, 100 or so pot lovers gathered beneath the space needle to light up. recreational use of marijuana is now legal in washington state, after voters approved the measure on november 6th. >> washington voters were very ready for a new approach to marijuana. >> reporter: a new approach that led to adults over 21, possess up to an ounce of pot and use it, but only in private. which means the very public midnight celebration was in fact illegal. the new law, though, conflicts with the federal ban on marijuana. doesn't tell police how to go about enforcing it. and lacks specifics on how to license growers and retailers to produce and sell it. >> clearly there's this major problem, you know, that has to be worked out through committee quickly. >> reporter: but state officials say they're plowing forward because prohibition got expensive. the state spent $100 million a year prosecuting pot users. >> washington state is a wash as most states are in marijuana. which is one points prohibition has
of the king county auditor's office in seattle. more than 250 licenses issued. the first wedding to take place on sunday. washington was one of three states to approve same-sex marriage in the november elections. >>> back here in the district, there have been delays to the city's medical marijuana program. pat lawson muse has more on what's slowing things down. >> city officials thought the medical marijuana program would be up and running in the district by now. but the news4 iteam has learned they haven't started growing a single plant yet. earlier this year, applicants got the go-ahead to register for licenses, to either grow or sell medical marijuana at ten sites, all six of the cultivation centers are located in northeast, mainly in ward 5. most of the dispensaries are in northwest. there is one in southeast. but it's taking longer than initially thought to get the program going. right now, none of the applicants has received a certificate of occupancy, which they all need before they can get their business licenses to start operating. the city tells the news4 iteam they're waiting for al
were able to get wedding licenses. many lined up outside an administration building in seattle. voters there also approved gay marriage in a november referendum. >>> other stories making headlines. the foreign ministry still hasn't decided whether to send john mcafee back. he did that in guatemala city yesterday. he said he fears for his safety because he has sensitive information about official. >> there will be a funeral for a man after he got pushed on to the subway tracks. that man's wife says they had fought and he had been drinking. he had a bottle of vodka on him as he was killed. the homeless man accused of pushing him was bothering people. that's when the argument broke out and he was pushed on to the tracks. >> you don't hear this too often. 911 dispatchers got a call for help from a burglary suspect. christopher more is accused of breaking into a home. james and his wife and two children were asleep at the time. jero said he woke up grabbed his pistol and cornered a man. he is now facing burglary charges. >>> and in london, duchess kate left the hospital where she was treate
magnuson's house in seattle reminisce about their days together, and some of those stories i can share on the floor and some i couldn't. but they were longtime friends. and the one story that is written about in warren magnuson's biography by shelby scates is a story about how the two of them, both appropriators, when mount saint helen's grew up, senator magnuson went to senator inouye and said, we need about a billion dollars for the cleanup of mount saint helen's. if you can manly in 198 -- imagine in 1980 what a tremendous amount of money that was. senator inouye's response was, senator magnuson, we have volcanos blowing up all the time in hawaii and we never get a dime. and senator magnuson's response was, just wait, it will be your turn soon. so these are two individuals that forged a relationship, and along with jackson, were some of the big giants of our day in the united states senate. and we certainly in the state of washington benefited greatly from senator inouye's incredible help and support. i know that he traveled to our state many times at my request and participated in
. in seattle, about 100 people marked the occasion by smoking joints beneath the city's iconic space needle. technically, doing that in public remains against the law. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. but the justice department has not said if it will try to block the washington state law or a similar statute in colorado. same-sex marriage also became legal in washington state today, and in maryland. gay and lesbian couples in both states began picking up marriage licenses. those in washington state have to wait three days to be married. same-sex weddings in maryland will begin on january first. maine will legalize the practice on december 29. the three states are the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. in economic news, new jobless claims fell sharply last week, after a temporary spike in the wake of hurricane sandy. and on wall street, stocks managed modest gains today. the dow jones industrial average added 39 points to close at 1,374. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close at 2,989. the u.s. senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill normalizing trade relations w
taking on the seattle seahawks at 4:30. they got there not because of rg3 but because of the other rookie, alfred morris. he had the best game of his career. 33 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns. we caught up with both of the redskins sensational rookies after their big win. >> i really wanted to just win as a team. redskins haven't been to the playoffs in quite some time. to get back here, as a rookie to help contribute to our success is an amazing feeling especially coming from where i came from. i'm thankful to be here and thankful we got the win. >> it isn't often you get upstaged by another rookie. but i'm pretty sure you were okay with it. >> it was awesome. it makes my job a lot easier. all they asked me to do is open up a few other holes with the zone read. i got my five, six yards here and there and threw when i needed to throw. that's all that matters. i'm all for it. >> the good news is they're in the playoffs. the bad news, they're playing one of the most dangerous teams in the nfl. the seahawks very much like the 'skins. a sensational rookie quarterback in russell wi
seattle. marijuana, by the way, under federal law still not legal. don't go crazy. however, according to a usa today gallup poll 64% of those surveyed say the feds need to back off once states give pot the green light. however in, a general sense americans are still split down the middle when it comes to actual legalization. 50% say no. 48% say yes. >>> a new controversy brewing tonight at penn state, a are so rote there is under investigation after al -- a sorority there is under investigation after allegation of racist behavior. a photo of a mexican themed party showed up online. one woman has a sign saying we'll mow lawn for weed plus beer. northerly sign says i don't cut grass. i smoke it. the are sorority has apologized for the party. >>> the duchess of cambridge is finally going home from the hospital. the royal couple smiled in front of cameras. care of the being treated for severe morning sick -- kate was being treated for severe morning sickness and fold the press she was feeling much better -- told the press she was feeling much better. >> you know who that really sounded
there. dozens gathered at the king county auditor's office in seattle to get state licenses. more than 250 of them were issued. meanwhile, marijuana smokers in the state are legally lighting up this evening as a new law legalizing krek creation al marijuana use took effect. under the measure people can have up to an ounce of pot, however, they're not allowed to smoke it in public. >>> president barack obama paid a visit to a family in fairfax county today as part of the push to avoid what they call the fiscal cliff. the president heard how tax increases would affect a middle class family like that one if no deal is reached by the end of the year. democrats and republicans are still at an impasse over raising taxes for the top 2% of the nation's earners. >>> police arrested a 17-year-old student in montgomery county who brought a gun to school this morning. the campus officer arrested octavio estevez in rock vail. he was not supposed to be at school today but showed up anyway. the campus officer asked him to leave. when he didn't, the officer searched him and found an unloaded handgun i
through. jason is on our line from -- for republicans calling from seattle, washington. caller: thank you for taking my call. ms. summers, you exhibit the knowledge that is rarely seen on the "washington journal" about things of this nature. one senators set to another senator, we should just go over the -- 1 senator said to another senator, we should just go over the cliff. i do not know if people would be happy if they paid attention to her little conference. i appreciate your knowledge of sequestration. guest: thank you so much for your call. i actually spoke to senator patty murray. she said, let's just go over the cliff and see what happens. we have been calling them the cliff jumpers. she said to me, if there is not some kind of fix -- see is optimistic there would be one -- that would be detrimental for washington and outside of the seattle area. that is a concern i am hearing from her and other representatives from the states of washington. despite the rhetoric that sometimes goes on on capitol hill, that is something she is concerned about. she recognizes how important that is. t
-- for republicans calling from seattle, washington. caller: thank you for taking my call. ms. summers, you exhibit the knowledge that is rarely seen on the "washington journal" about things of this nature. one senators set to another senator, we should just go over the -- 1 senator said to another senator, we should just go over the cliff. i do not know if people would be happy if they paid attention to her little conference. i appreciate your knowledge of sequestration. guest: thank you so much for your call. i actually spoke to senator patty murray. she said, let's just go over the cliff and see what happens. we have been calling them the cliff jumpers. she said to me, if there is not some kind of fix -- see is optimistic there would be one -- that would be detrimental for washington and outside of the seattle area. that is a concern i am hearing from her and other representatives from the states of washington. despite the rhetoric that sometimes goes on on capitol hill, that is something she is concerned about. she recognizes how important that is. that is what i got out of my conversation with
oregon and also up in the seattle and the coast of washington state. now tomorrow we are actually going to see even heavier rain start to move in. we have already had reports of about 8 to 10 inches of rainfall already from the past few storms we've already seen. but we've also gotten reports of wind gusts up to 60 to more than 80-mile-per-hour. and we're going to see more of the same if not a little more intense as we go into sunday morning. additional rainfall totals on top of the 8 to 10 inches on the ground could be an additional 5 to 6, 7 inches of rainfall out of what we'll see tomorrow morning. we have the series of storms moving into the west coast. then it's a totally different story right in the middle of the country. we're also talking about record-break heat today. down into dallas and also into san antonio where temperatures should get into the upper 70s and lower 80s. that's about 20 degrees warmer than average for this first day of december. the only cool spot really is in the northeast where temperatures today will only be in the 40s and 50s. we should tap out closer to
than new york. los angeles, their minimum wage is $8, i think. i've lived in both states. seattle, these big expensive cities have the lowest minimum wage. you go to other states where living expenses are a little lower and they have a minimum wage, so i think congress needs to move minimum wage a little higher. it is a comparison between living expenses and that states minimum-wage is completely ridiculous. host: brian in connecticut, republican caller. caller: good morning. i guess my feeling on this is i don't think there's any place for the federal government to mandate to private businesses to increase the minimum wage. i think that, along with the added cost of the new taxes with obamacare, companies are already having to and did older books around. they are already cutting hours to get people under 30 hours. it does not add anything, if anything -- i don't think minimum-wage was never supposed to be -- the idea of getting your first job at minimum wage, you were supposed to get that and then move on to a better job. by raising the minimum wage, the federal government's idea
. they came for the bay area and as far as seattle and san diego. the visitors swarmed businesses like tahoe dave ski and board shop. >> the two bay area city that are topping the lists when it comes to the healthiest cities for men, couple are here. the study has done by men's health magazine and ranks cities by air quality, unemployment, the number one was boise idaho but at number two and three was san jose and san francisco. both got an a in health and fitness, they got a c in quality of life. >> we are days ringing in the new year and how the city of san francisco is preparing for the hundreds of thousands expected to celebrate there. >> the cause and concern in the south bay. the reservoirs being watched closely this weekend. [ game announcer ] touchdown! and here comes the dunk. [ male announcer ] everyone loves to dunk. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male announcer ] mcdonald's tender, juicy chicken mcnuggets in creamy ranch and spicy buffalo sauce. just $4.99 for 20 of your favorite chicken mcnuggets. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will.
's a membership with privileges. >> we took our show to seattle once that starbucks serves vino. >> it's always back to the wine. >> no, i'm giving you information for this hour. >> you have the blue steel card. >> let me ask you this, in defense of the product -- in defense of the card, if you drink starbucks every single day, this covers you for half a year. >> ten weeks. well, if you do a latte a day -- >> did you do the math? you're so smart. >> speaking of rain man. >> what's the conclusion? what do you get? >> ten weeks of coffee, that's not enough. >> that's what the conclusion is. >> and i want the other $50 too. >> yes. >> you're spending the money anyway and get all the privileges. >> oh, the privileges. >> that's fantastic. the privileges. >> and did i -- >> look at our pearl lined toilet because you have the steel card. >> you do impress the ladies when you have that card, though. >> do you really, though? >> if you're taking your date to starbucks. >> all right. we've got to get to our take three because we have a special guest on the phone. we've seen a lot of these around the hol
you feel hopeless? >> i don't know why, i mean, i should have moved back to seattle, washington to my family. it never entered my mind. i was 29 years old. i had the cutest kids on earth. here's a side story, men would say they like me. i was pretty. you have three children? where do they live? i would say they live with me, you jerk. where do you think they live, they are my children. no, i was always an activist. i was always an activist, always a leader. it never entered my mind that we weren't going to get through this. but i was educated. i had good job skills. i was articulate and you know i had a lot of spine. i wasn't afraid for asking what was due. i was outspoken, that is a better word to say. i was healthy and my children were healthy. a lot of welfare recipients they aren't any of that. i would say to my friends i don't know how these other women do this that don't have the advantages that i have? they would look at me like what do you care about these other women you are struggling. i cared. that's what i brought with me. i was an executive at an electronics company and o
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